Dec 18, 2008I am thrilled that the end of 2008 is approaching and the beginning of 2009 is right on it's tail. I have had an overall crazy year. RNY surgery, gallbladder surgery, bought a house, started a new job, started working two jobs, lots of friends and family that are going through crap...etc.etc. I am a few days over 8 months out from surgery, and I have so far lost 105lbs. I have so much more energy, patience, and drive...not to mention I'm just overall so much happier. I eat normal. I'm trying to up my protein, and the only thing I have to guard against on a daily basis is constipation :P. So I'm looking forward to a new year. My first year in a long time that I won't be obese. My surgery has changed my life for the better...for the much better. I'm grateful the Lord allowed me to have this tool to make my body and mind healthier, and I vow to use it to the best of my ability. So here's to a crazy 2008 and welcome to a healthier 2009!! God Bless us EVERYONE!